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Shane Victorino Says He’s Tired of Hearing About 2012 Red Sox Season (Video)

Shane Victorino wasn’t even wearing a Red Sox uniform during the 2012 season, but he says he’s already tired of hearing about last year in Boston. To be sure, much of the talk surrounding the Sox is how they’ll be able to bounce back after a disappointing campaign, but with the positive attitude of Victorino, things are bound to get better. The Red Sox’ new right fielder...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Admits Bruins Were ‘Caught Off-Guard’ by Desperate Sabres After Failing to Put Game Away (Video)

The Bruins looked the better team for 40 minutes on Friday night, but unfortunately for them, a hockey game takes 60 minutes to finish. The Sabres stormed back against the B’s in the third period Friday, taking advantage of the fact that Boston hadn’t put the game away earlier despite have countless chances to do just that. Afterward, coach Claude Julien admitted to NESN’s...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Not Prepared to Play ‘Desperate’ Sabres Team in Uncharacteristic Third Period (Video)

The Bruins played a great 40 minutes on Friday. The problem is that hockey is a 60-minute contest. The Sabres played like a desperate team during the third period, catching the Bruins off guard and scoring three unanswered goals. That turned a one-goal lead into a two-goal loss, and after the game — the Bruins’ second trip to Buffalo in a week — Boston was left wondering where...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Missed Opportunities, Downright Ugly Third Period Cost Them in Loss to Sabres

The Bruins seemed pretty excited to come away from Wednesday night’s shootout loss to the Rangers with a point to show for their efforts. The B’s fell behind 3-0 and stormed back with three third-period goals to force the game to overtime. They should be very dejected following Friday night’s game, though, where Boston showed the opposite of the New York game. Boston dominated...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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Lakers, Celtics talk Dwight for Rondo?

A report says the Lakers and Celtics have discussed a potential Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo trade. Could such a deal go down?

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Lindsey Vonn Posts Picture of Knee to Instagram, Jokes She’ll Have to Wear Long Skirts to Cover It (Photo)

Lindsey Vonn has certainly been in the news a lot lately, and it’s been for widely disparate reasons. Earlier this month Vonn suffered a gruesome crash at the World Championships in Austria, and the video pretty much immediately went viral. As a result of the mishap, Vonn tore both her ACL and MCL, shutting down her skiing career for the immediate future, and putting an appearance...
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Ryan Miller Plays ‘Hot Seat Helper’ As Desperate Sabres Save Lindy Ruff’s Job With Comeback (Video)

Things certainly looked bleak for the Buffalo Sabres after two periods. The Bruins led, Ryan Miller was under siege and if things didn’t turn around, head coach Lindy Ruff might have very soon found himself on the unemployment line. Everything changed in the third period, when the Sabres roared back to overtake the Bruins and keep Ruff on the bench for at least one game more....
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Dougie Hamilton Scores First Career Goal in First Period of Bruins-Sabres Matchup (Video)

New England’s love affair with Dougie Hamilton has been very well-publicized. Hamilton’s early season success has now another chapter, as No. 27 has netted his first career goal. The official time of the goal was 17:56 into the first period, a time Hamilton will likely never forget. Teammate Milan Lucic made sure to grab the puck out of the net for Hamilton, and that puck...
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Minnesota Vikings Have ‘No Intent’ of Trading Percy Harvin, According to GM Rick Spielman

There has been a lot of speculation this past week about the status of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin. Harvin has been the subject of many a trade rumor coming out of the Metrodome, and now is reportedly asking Minnesota for a new contract in the range of $10 million per season. That would put him among the highest-paid wide receivers in the league. Vikings general...
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Bruins Fans Join ‘Hockey Weekend Across America’ Fun With Scooby-Doo Monster Truck, Jersey-Wearing Cat (Video)

It’s “Hockey Weekend Across America,” and Bruins fans are joining in on the fun all across the country. Jumping on the bandwagon for USA Hockey’s premier event, hockey fans wore their favorite hockey jerseys on Friday to get excited for a weekend’s worth of activities. From cats to monster trucks and everything in between, New England was fired up for any excuse to show...
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BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Live: Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard Leads Top Rookies, Sophomores in Showcase

8:39: Hopefully Walker will give all the UConn fans enough to root for, because a former Husky was scratched from the roster. Drummond suffered a back injury last week and will be out up to six weeks, so Magic rookie Andrew Nicholson, a St. Bonaventure product, will take his place. 8 p.m. ET: The next generation is set to show of its skills before the current stars get to work in...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: How Would You Grade the First Half of the Celtics’ Season?

With the number of injuries the Celtics have suffered this season and the inconsistency they have shown, the first half of the season hasn’t always been pretty. After losing Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa all to season-ending injuries within three weeks of each other, the Celtics were forced to regroup and show that they can still find ways to win — and so far...
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Bruins Staying True to Form Against Sabres, Waiting Until Late to Spring Into Action (Video)

The Bruins have had some tremendous success in the late stages of games this season, and that could be playing out once again in Buffalo on Friday night. After trailing for much of the first period, the Bruins sprang into action, with Dougie Hamilton scoring his first career NHL goal. That knotted things up at 1-1, but something tells us the drama isn’t done just yet in this one...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Keegan Bradley Tweets Picture of Long Putter From 1900 in Defiance of Pending Rule That Will Ban Anchoring in 2016

Despite a pending new rule that will outlaw long putters in 2016, Keegan Bradley remains an advocate of the anchored putting stroke. Earlier Friday he showed just how long these types of clubs have been a part of golf. The 2011 PGA champion, currently competing at the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles, tweeted a picture from the Riveria Country Club clubhouse dating back to 1900...
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Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk Rips Matt Cooke, Says ‘Goon’ Should Already Be Out of League

Matt Cooke is a certifiable goon, at least according to the owner of the Penguins forward’s latest victim. There are many who have taken the odd stance of defending the noted cheap-shot artist, but Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is not happy with Cooke, and he’s apparently not happy with the league’s disciplinary system. Speaking a day after finding out Erik Karlsson would miss...
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Bruins Have Chance to Land Knockout Blow in Latest Battle Against Buffalo (Video)

The Bruins and Sabres have squared off twice already this season, and there have been some pretty physical battles in both meetings. On Friday, the two teams will renew niceties at the First Niagara Center, with the Bruins holding a sizeable lead in the standings. A win away from the TD Garden could all but put the division out of reach for the Sabres, and with all the uncertainty...
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Charles Woodson Set to Hit Free Agency After Packers Release Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year

Charles Woodson is back on the market. Woodson was released by the Packers on Friday, according to a team release, after playing seven seasons in Green Bay. The move will save the Packers over $10 million in salary cap space for next season, which will give them close to $18 million in space heading into free agency. Woodson, 36, who received NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: What Has Been the Biggest Reason for the Sabres’ Struggles This Year?

Through 14 games in the lockout-shortened NHL season, the Buffalo Sabres sit at 5-8-1. That record is good for just 11 points and a last-place standing in the Eastern Conference. Buffalo already trails the division leading-Bruins by seven points, and a loss on home ice tonight could put them in some very hot water. There have been various reasons for the Sabres’ struggles so far...
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Robbie Rogers, Former US National Team Player, Comes Out as Gay on Blog, Leaves Soccer

Robbie Rogers, a soccer player for the U.S. Men’s National Team and most recently under contract with Leeds Unites, came out as gay on his blog on Friday and indicated he was leaving soccer. Rogers earned 18 caps during his career with the National Team — scoring two goals — and played with the Columbus crew from the 2007 through 2011 seasons. Since then he had been with Leeds...
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Roger Goodell Gave Himself a $30 Million Pat on the Back in 2011, Nearly Tripling His Salary as NFL Commissioner

The NFL is a multi-billion dollar business, which both teams and players divvy up yearly. But don’t worry, commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t missing his chance to cash out. After making an average of about $10 million over the first five years as commissioner, Goodell saw it fit for a hefty increase in 2011, according to Sports Business Daily. Goodell tripled his salary in 2011...
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Claude Julien, Group of Bruins Players to Visit Newtown, Conn., on Feb. 18

The Bruins are scheduled to have Monday, Feb. 18 off, but a handful of B’s will be making arguably their most important road trip of the season. Bruins head coach Claude Julien and a group of his players will make a trip to Newtown, Conn., on Monday to participate in a variety of events, including meeting with families and signing autographs. According to a release from the team...
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Dustin Perdroia Says Expectations for Red Sox Are Just as High as They Ever Were (Video)

Suffice to say, 2012 was a bizarre season for Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox. After an uncharacteristic losing campaign experienced by the scrappy second baseman, Pedroia went home and, according to him, had a relatively normal offseason. Nonetheless, Pedroia says that, despite what happened last year, the expectations for himself and the team are just as high as they ever were,...
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Chip Kelly Already Has His Quarterbacks, So Trading Nick Foles Should Be No Brainer for Eagles

Chip Kelly‘s tenure in Philadelphia has just begun, which means Nick Foles‘ time should be coming to a close very shortly. Kelly is expected to run a read-option offensive system with the Eagles, much like he did at Oregon, all but eliminating Foles, a 6-foot-6 pocket passer, from the team’s starting quarterback job. The starting job is now expected to play out between incumbent...
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Ben Cherington Addresses Red Sox Players, Coaches During Team Meeting (Video)

The Red Sox have a steep hill to climb in 2013 if they want to reclaim their throne atop the American League East. Coming off a 93-loss season, the Red Sox know they have their work cut out for them. The division has only gotten tougher with the additions made up in Toronto, and a hungry Baltimore team showed it won’t be a pushover by making it all the way to the Divisional Series...
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Matt Barkley Succeeding Matt Schaub in Houston, Alec Ogletree More Valuable than Manti Te’o in NFL Mock Draft 8.0

We’re less than a week away from college football’s best players invading Indianapolis, Ind. for a week of drills, interviews and evaluation. The Chiefs still aren’t letting on about any of their thoughts at the top of the draft and no player has established himself as this year’s consensus No. 1. Andy Reid does appear set on trading for his 2012 third-round pick Nick Foles...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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